6th March 2020
We enjoyed reading the book 'American's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle' by David A. Adler. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel, at a time when it was widely believed that this was a feat only men could possibly achieve. Gertrude not only proved that women were capable of succeeding with such a physically and mentally demanding challenge, but smashed the myth that women are the weaker sex by beating the men's record by almost two hours!
Many of the children felt inspired by Gertrude's story, and we had some great discussion about gender equality in class. Watch the videos to see and hear some of the children talking about how she inspired them...
16th January 2020
We were inspired by the poem Slowly by James Reeves and wrote our own poems using repetition for different effects. Here are a few:
Miaow, miaow the cat sings,
Miaow, miaow, I want a treat,
Miaow, miaow, I'm hungry now!
Miaow, miaow,the cat sings louder,
Miaow, miaow, hurry up!
Miaow, miaow, I'm tired now,
Purr, purr, the owner's getting the food!
Purr, purr, yummy food!
Loudly the children scream outside,
Loudly waves crash against the tide,
Loudly the clock chimes half past one,
Loudly thunder crashes across the sun.
Loudly the crowd cheers the band,
Loudly the elephant trumpets over land.
Loud is the dog - but loudest of all,
Is the man giving a call.
Ding dong! Wake up now,
Tick tock! Eat breakfast now,
Tick tock! Brush your teeth now,
Tick tock! Quickly get dressed now.
Tick tock! Jump in your car,
Tick tock! Pop to the shop,
Tick tock! Stuck in a jam - damn,
Tick tock! Park the car.
Tick tock! I'm late,
Tick tock! Work flies by,
Tick tock! Finally at home,
Tick tock! Let's go on Tik Tok!